As students are beginning a new school year, they will likely face distractions and even good things will be vying for their time. Encourage your students to continue to make it a priority to spend time in God’s Word and in prayer. This lesson in Hebrews 2:1-4 will focus on the central truth: The gift of salvation is only offered through Christ. We must not neglect that relationship or be distracted from it.
Remind students that we have provided a Bible Reading Plan for Hebrews. It is located in the back of the Leader Guide and Personal Study Guide, as well as in the digital bundles and our Student Downloads section. It begins September 1 and goes through the end of November. We strongly suggest using this plan if you or your students do not have a current Bible reading plan.
Read this guest blog post by Randy Alcorn and think about challenging your students with what you learned from his insights on discerning what’s good and what is best.
- Do you find that you are living to please God or others in your life?
- What is vying for your time each day? Have you prayed about your activities and commitments and asked God for His wisdom?
- Challenge yourself and your students to seek God for wisdom. Then individually write down anything you might need to neglect in order to stay focused on God and ask your students to do the same.
Review Dr. Charles Stanley’s sermon outline for Hebrews 2:1-4 here for your further study and for some specific ways the Bible says we can prevent drifting from Christ.